Alabama Getaway, Promised Land, West L.A. Fadeaway, Walkin' Blues, Far From Me, Cumberland Blues, Mexicali Blues, Box Of Rain, Don't Ease Me In Women Are Smarter, Crazy Fingers, Saint Of Circumstance, China Doll, Playin' In The Band, Drums, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Black Peter, Throwing Stones, Not Fade Away, E: Brokedown Palace
Missing China Doll & Drums; SBD>Cm>PCM>Dat>CD; via C Miller; Seeded to etree by Chris L
August 11, 2015 Subject:
Painful Static / Speaker noise
Careful if you're listening to this with headphones or earbuds--there are moments of static & pops during the Box & Ease that (depending upon volume levels) are uncomfortable to painful. Good show otherwise!
Masterpiece out of space! Glad I wasn't t this one! Jerry could do this tune well with his band, but Weir singing it...come on. I've got better things to do. Like visit the restroom during this tune!
December 22, 2005 Subject:
I gotta agree with the fact that this was the best of the three Greeks. The week before in Ventura was High Gear; so I figured these shows would be a little slow and soulful. Other than the Watchtower break-out, (which really was UNREAL until it got over played) and the Deal into drums, (which one "journalist" said would be 'a bit much') these shows had short sets. I was pretty bumbed more about a lot of other things connected to Summer East Tour though. My "Tight Bro" up and pulled his end out of our arrangement...Whole 'nother story, my dog bit this girl who was a Good-looking, Good Trip and my Girlfriend wasn't going to make Alpine Valley, but fly to Canada and meet us, well me, there. So the only things I really had going for me going into this Tour was my Bus, my dog, and three tickets to the Alpine shows. Things were looking grim at about 8 AM Sunday June 21st laying in my bus infront of Willard Park. Then "IT" came around. That enigma that made one day just a little more... GRATEFUL than could be expected. IT came in the form of a crazy New Yoker(is there any other kind?) who had some buddies, who had some 'sur-plies' and needed a ride back East.PERFECT!, "Who are these guys?" Oh man, let me tell you! This was a great day, and the beginning of a greater Trip!
July 13, 2005 Subject:
Tho the setlist may appear deceiving, this is the best show of the run.
1st Set: Immediately appears Mr. "Alabama," that Brent helps emerge from the sludge. Mic problems, forgotten lyrics plague a groove-driven "Promised." "West" is quite sweeet as Jerry enters almost a Gilmour-ian state with his solos. I'm totally digging this "Walkin" compared to the one in Ventura. It still is a simple, marching beat... but it's much more alive. Missin' that Hammond solo half-way through, though. "Far" is sloppy and far from great, but I'm on the same channel as the band so they're forgiven. Geez, Brent's hoarse voice is just awfully funny at 3:40. "Cumberland" keeps the feet moving, but lacks dimension. Tis a surprise for me that they entered 'Mexicali' land; it's longer than the average '87 version but the jams aren't lasting. Pretty 'Fleetwood Mac' flash of chimes welcome a sunny "Box." Our set ends without a ballad in sight with a breezy, in one ear, out the other.
2nd Set: Let's keep the airy, bright, easy-pleaszy vibe going with "Man Smart." It's decently thought out, but too polite to matter for much. Finally, a tune with a differing complexion, "Crazy." Man, it's been awhile since they've played this. As long as they provide Jerry with the requisite amount of space, he'll make anything sound pretty. "Saint" was the predictable next call, and is smoother and is a strong '87 version. Instead of a 'He's Gone' call they go into more Bobby... "Playing" is cohesive and easy to like, BUT there's a huge gap missing... the whole jam Plus Drums are nowhere to eb found :( Anyhoo, we're thrown into the middle of 'Space' and what emerges is first a solemn but mostly hopeful and reinvigorating "Masterpiece." Despite a couple of squeaks, I'm digging whoever's providing that fiddle sound. (Brent) In addition, it must be said that Jerry has told fluid, clean stories all night long. The song rolls right into "Black" My grinning face defies the grim tone of the song... I'm just feeling tonight's 2nd set. Yea, we're heading towards that "Throwing/NFA" variety. The former is not my favorite, but it does the trick. The latter's easier construct allows the natural energy to flow...it's solid.
We bop-bop-bop-bop to the predicatble choice of "Breakdown." It's tender with an air of finality. Gosh, though nothing was truly transcendent, Jerry was 'on' tonight.
Best show of the run, IMO, 3 1/4 stars.
May 19, 2005 Subject:
to masonschildren: this is the second masterpiece, the first being Ventura 6-13-87
March 30, 2005 Subject:
2nd set masterpiece, only one ive seen, comin out of space to..cool, maybe the first time performed?
February 25, 2005 Subject:
I didn't see this one, but have had an AUD tape since that year - it became the soundtrack to my senior year in high school. I think this show is (STILL) righteously silky smooth, all the right touches in all the right places. Haven't heard the board.......second set is a tight seamless very well played blend of the new and the old. The middle jam in Throwing Stones says it all. 87 was a year of boring set lists, short high octane second sets, this one's a little different.
September 23, 2004 Subject:
This show was a treat since it started earlier in the day. What beautiful surroundings. I could look out and see the band, Berkeley, The Bay, San Francisco, The Golden Gate Bridge. Wow! Also since this show was the 20th anniversary of the "summer of love" there was something special about being there at that time. Well worth the trip from NC. The show was really great too. The Dead seemed relaxed and sounded in good form.